over at the NY Times does a piece gaming out the scenario’s for if Trump would fire Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel(Prosecutor) investigation the 2016 Presidential elections and all things Trump, and whatever….
The piece goes into Trump moving to fire Mueller by way of firing either Ron Rosenstein, the only one that can legally dismiss Mueller, to getting rid of Roesnestein’s boss Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the other two….
Fandos talks about the technical moves in his piece….
Touching on the Congress, which is led by Republicans who have told Trump hands off, but have not gone the extra step of locking in Mueller’s job….
Of course, with the House GOPer’s seemingly lined up to support Trump no matter what?
Any impeachment talk is just that…talk….
Fantos, in my mind misses a whole Magilla in his piece….
Number 1 , the US House AFTER January 1, 2019….
And Number 2, the media and the public…
For Case 1?
Fantos just briefly mentions the House come next year….
So lets talk about that…
If Donald Trump fires Sessions, Rosenstein and Mueller anytime after September 1st?
The reverberation from such an act is bound to have an effect on the November midterms…
I say early fall for the maximum effect…
If this where to happen anytime in the spring or early summer it would still have legs in the media and would be used by Democrats for their fall campaigns….
As Fantos says….
Getting rid of Maulkler doesn’t not mean that the guy and Rosenstein, and their investigative team do not have a ‘plan B’ in their pockets for a worst case senerio….
And that Democrats in the House are not prepared for that either….
This is NOT going to just disappear if Mueller & Co.become unemployed…
For Case 2
The media and the public….
The minute Donald Trump, The President of the United State was to fire Sessions, or Rosenstein and Mueller?
The biggest SHIT STORM America and the World has seen come out of Washington DC in a LOG time would occur across the media….
This is a vast unbderstandment folks….
Donald Trump would be branded on the spot….
The story wouldn’t be one that would be dropped for a Trump manufactured stupid off the cuff remark….
This would be THE STORY….
Trump would have to deal with a blood hungry media that would keep the story going for as long as they could find the angles to publish….
This a situation where leaks would come fast a furious…
This is a situation that COULD lead to people going to the streets….
And THAT would become the legs for the story…..
I could be wrong on this…
The whole thing could be a blip….
Trump could get a ‘woody’ and the Russian’s could let him know that whatever they have on him would be safe….
But I don’t think so….
I think Trump could been worried enough to bet the farm on covering his butt with the Russians enough to NOT want what will come out sooner or later anyways….
The spectacle of a fired special counsel — and former F.B.I. director — publicly divulging the results of his investigation would raise parallels to the Watergate hearings and raise pressure on Republicans to break rank. On top of that, a potential subpoena fight over Mr. Mueller’s records would add a nasty sideshow that would sap Mr. Trump’s political agenda.
“We have to expect that all the information that Mueller and his team have discovered will ultimately be made public one way or another,” Mr. Garber said.
Democrats say they also fear a less dramatic outcome: In lieu of demanding the firing of Mr. Mueller, the president could replace Mr. Sessions and Mr. Rosenstein as part of what has become regular turnover in a tumultuous administration. A new attorney general could then declare that further investigation was unnecessary and dismiss Mr. Mueller on his or her own. The end result would be the same, but it could give the White House the argument that the Justice Department made the decision independently of the president, making it harder to build support for Congress to act.
Without support for impeachment, Democrats say the most realistic path toward Republican cooperation would be an effort to get Mr. Mueller, or another investigator, reinstated. Options under discussion include hiring Mr. Mueller as a special congressional investigator, passing a new independent counsel law that would restore him or another trusted law enforcement figure as an executive branch employee with explicit protections from Mr. Trump, or enacting legislation that would allow Mr. Mueller to appeal his firing to a panel of judges.
None of those options are a sure thing….